Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Night Full of Grace

Sometimes the glimpses God gives of Himself are cloaked in the ordinary, the mundane: a song coming on at just the right time, a child's hand holding yours. Sometimes the glimpses are viewed from the lens of nature: a sunset, a newborn foal, a sparkling diamond sky. Yet other times the glimpses are so obvious

A Night Full of Grace 2016-06-27T14:14:47+00:00

When You Feel Like Your Ministry Just Doesn’t Measure Up

I've been spending a lot of time recently thinking about my blog's purpose and goal. In an online world full of noise, with many different voices speaking out on a variety of topics, I start to wonder if another voice is really needed. Wondering inevitably leads me to compare myself to other far more experienced

When You Feel Like Your Ministry Just Doesn’t Measure Up 2016-06-23T15:40:43+00:00

Glorious Grace (Video)

As I sang along to a worship song in church this past Sunday my heart fluttered with the realization that the song is basically my heart's desire for this blog. The song meant so much to me that I want to share it here. The song is "This Glorious Grace" by Austin Stone Worship. I've attached a

Glorious Grace (Video) 2016-06-21T19:40:42+00:00

When Getting Up Is Just Too Hard

I woke up this morning with no interest in getting out of bed. Not because I was sick or because I had stayed up too late. Not because my sheets were too inviting or the sky too gray. No, the reason I could not get out of bed was because it just felt too hard.

When Getting Up Is Just Too Hard 2016-06-16T20:01:40+00:00

How to Shine Light into Darkness

Sometimes when you need words the most, they seem to fail you. I have tried to put into words the feelings swirling through my mind today in light of the mass shooting in Orlando. Horror, despair, anger, helplessness, sadness, frustration, fear, concern, sympathy. They all swirl around my heart leaving me unable to form adequate

How to Shine Light into Darkness 2016-06-12T21:16:11+00:00

Why SEE?

I recently updated my "About This Blog" page and wanted to share that here. I am currently going through the "Armor of God" Bible study by Priscilla Shirer and was struck by a truth she highlighted on the very first day: "To be confident and victorious, you've got to be able to see it." (Priscilla

Why SEE? 2016-06-08T12:29:40+00:00

An Overdue Thank You

I have started and stopped this post many times over the past three weeks. Unsure of the “right” time to post. Uncertain of even what to say and how to say it. And what is “it” that I don’t know when or how to say? It is, thank You. After going through the terrifying ordeal

An Overdue Thank You 2016-06-01T23:03:28+00:00

A letter to the hard-worker who wasn’t recognized

You’ve worked hard all year. You’ve overcome difficulties, sickness, and lack of motivation. You’ve cried tears of frustration, laughed belly-laughs of joy, and experienced every emotion in-between. You’ve grown both in knowledge and maturity, and it shows. Yet, right now it may not feel like anyone really noticed. You watch as your peers—your friends—are called

A letter to the hard-worker who wasn’t recognized 2016-06-03T16:55:55+00:00

An Introvert’s Battle Plan

With all the craziness going on in the world right now, it amazes me that some of the fiercest battles I still fight take place in my own head. Maybe it’s an introvert thing. Maybe it’s a mom thing. Or maybe it’s just a human thing? People often act surprised when I mention being plagued

An Introvert’s Battle Plan 2016-06-02T01:19:14+00:00

About My Work

This blog serves as an online journal of sorts. It is where I go to process my thoughts and feelings. It is where I write about what it means to shine the light of Jesus in an ever darkening world. And it is where I record the beautiful glimpses of God’s extraordinary grace in the midst of my very ordinary life.

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